Ice Cream Toppings & Mix-ins
As if plain ol’ ice cream wasn’t good enough…along comes ice cream toppings and mix-ins…additions that make ice cream irresistible to even the most “ice-cream-resistant”!
The difference between toppings and mix-ins? As their names imply, toppings are sprinkled on top of ice cream and mix-ins are stirred right into the ice cream.
- Scoop out 1 or 2 servings of ice cream onto a clean flat surface.
- Flatten the ice cream to form a relatively thin layer.
- Sprinkle your desired mix-ins on top of the ice cream.
- Using 2 forks (1 in each hand), quickly stir the mix-ins evenly throughout the ice cream.
- Place ice cream in bowls or cones and serve immediately.
- Please note: ice cream will melt quickly during this process. It is best to do your mixing on a stone or aluminum tray that has been chilled in the freezer.
- If you’re making ice cream in an ice cream maker, simply add the items during the last few minutes of mixing.
Preparing Ice Cream Toppings and Mix-Ins
- Chopped items: use cutting board and sharp knife
- Crushed items: place in clear Ziploc bag, crush with the heel of your hand, rolling pin, or small hammer
- Crumbled items: break into small bits with your hands
- Dough: make according to normal baking directions, omit eggs, roll into small balls
- Fruit: fresh fruit is best, but frozen or canned is possible; add sugar to fresh and frozen fruit
- Size: mix-ins must not be too large if using an ice cream maker
Ideas for Ice Cream Toppings and Mix-Ins
- Chocolate Chips
- White Chocolate Chips
- Chopped Chocolate Bar: any kind
- Crushed Oreo Cookies
- Crumbled Fudge
- Crumbled Brownie
- Chopped Walnuts
- Chopped Pecans
- Chopped Almonds
- Chopped Macadamias
- Chopped Strawberries
- Chopped Peaches
- Chopped Pineapples
- Pie Filling: any kind
- Mini Marshmallows
- Mini Gumballs
- Crushed Life-Savers
- Gummy Bears/Worms
- Cookie Dough
- Crumbled Graham Cracker Pie Crust
- Crumbled Cheese Cake
Syrups & Sauces
- Peanut Butter Sauce for Ice Cream
Is your mouth watering yet? With these ideas and some of your own, you can create decadent ice cream sundaes and specialty ice cream flavors – right in your own home!